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Forgery Act 1913

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5Forgery of seals and dies

(1)Forgery of the following seals, if committed with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be felony and punishable with penal servitude for life :—

(a)The Great Seal of the United Kingdom, His Majesty's Privy Seal, any privy signet of His Majesty, His Majesty's Royal Sign Manual, any of His Majesty's seals appointed by the Twenty-fourth Article of the Union between England and Scotland to be kept, used, and continued in Scotland, the Great Seal of Ireland or the Privy Seal of Ireland ;

(b)The seal of the Public Record Office in England ;

(c)The seal of any court of record ;

(d)The seal of the office of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages.

(2)Forgery of the following seals, if committed with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be felony, and punishable with penal servitude for any term not exceeding fourteen years :—

(a)The seal of any register office relating to births, baptisms, marriages, or deaths ;

(b)The seal of any burial board or of any local authority performing the duties of a burial board ;

(c)The seal of or belonging to any office for the registry of deeds or titles to lands.

(3)Forgery of the following seals, if committed with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be felony and punishable with penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven years :—

(a)The seal of any court of justice other than a court of record;

(b)The seal of the office of any master or registrar in lunacy.

(4)Forgery of the following dies, if committed with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be felony and punishable with penal servitude for any term not exceeding fourteen years :—

(a)Any die provided, made, or used by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue or the Commissioners of Customs and Excise;

(b)Any die which is or has been required or authorised by law to be used for the marking or stamping of gold or silver plate, or gold or silver wares.

(5)Forgery of the following die, if committed with intent to defraud or deceive, shall be felony and punishable with penal servitude for any term not exceeding seven years:—

Any stamp or die provided, made, or used in pursuance of the Local Stamp Act, 1869.

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